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'Dreamers' or not, they're still criminals

I am always amused by the way criminal illegal aliens can rationalize, fictionalize and harmonize their "right" to a free ride at someone else's expense ("Ineligible illegals file request to get Dreamer status, force Obama's hand," Web, Aug. 20). It's almost laughable that these students who refer to themselves as "Dreamers" use the excuse that they were brought by their parents, and for that reason should be free to break the law.

Can't keep up? Don't run

The debate focusing on presidential vacations — how many, how long and the appropriate activities undertaken — is missing a key factor. We generally elect a president for four years when the person is in at least their mid-40s and able to prove to the electorate they are in excellent health. Presidents campaign around the clock to show us they are up to the task.

Shutdowns unfairly blamed on Republicans

Right now, it appears that the GOP has momentum, with many polls indicating a very strong Republican showing likely in the November midterms. However, this all could change in an instant, the hoped-for victory lap turned into a postmortem.

When did left learn of profit?

The Obama administration is crowing over an agreement that will force the Bank of America to pay nearly $17 billion to end lawsuits related to deficient home loans and mortgage-backed securities sold prior to the 2008 financial crisis ("Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with U.S.," Web, Aug. 20).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let torture report speak for itself

It is regrettable that The Washington Times chose to include so early on in its article on the Senate Intelligence Committee's bipartisan and comprehensive CIA Torture Report Jose Rodriguez Jr., one of the most outspoken torture proponents, without also mentioning that Mr. Rodriguez was the CIA official who ordered the destruction of videotapes showing CIA torture ("Senate torture report didn't interview responsible CIA officers," Web, Aug. 25). Mr. Rodriguez, for one, should let the facts in the report speak for themselves and show the American people what was done in their name.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: When did left learn of profit?

The Obama administration is crowing over an agreement that will force the Bank of America to pay nearly $17 billion to end lawsuits related to deficient home loans and mortgage-backed securities sold prior to the 2008 financial crisis ("Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with U.S.," Web, Aug. 20).